Horse Racing News on May 5, 2018
Justify ended the so-called 'Curse of Apollo,' becoming the first horse since 1882 to win the Derby without racing as a 2-year-old. Now, the focus becomes ending a much shorter drought for the sport -- Justify has Triple Crown-type ability.
Record rainfall created sloppy conditions at Churchill Downs, but Justify overcame the competition to win the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby.
While the grounds at Churchill Downs are typically filled with hats everywhere, this year it was the rain that took center stage at the 144th Kentucky Derby. See what it looked like in Louisville as three inches of rain fell during the run for the roses.